Just a quick post to address something many people either get wrong or just live with due to convenience.
In summary: Please, let’s stop using average I/O sizes to characterize storage system performance. It’s wrong and doesn’t describe how the real world works. Using an average number is as bad as using small block 100% read numbers shown in vanity benchmarks. Neither is representative of real life.
Using a single I/O size for benchmarking became a practice for a vanity benchmark and to provide a level playing field to compare multiple products.
But, ultimately, even though the goal of comparing different systems is desirable, using a single I/O size is fundamentally flawed.
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Just a quick post since I’m getting inquiries regarding the status of my vital signs.
Yes, I’m alive, just very busy helping with the ongoing integration of Nimble Storage into HPE and all kinds of cool AI.
All kinds of training to be done all around, positioning guides to be written, strategy to plan, technology to design.
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In past articles I have covered topics about how Nimble Storage lowers customer risk with technologies internal to the array such as:
Now, it’s time to write a more in-depth article about the immense customer benefits of InfoSight, Nimble’s Predictive Analytics platform.
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I am proud to announce that, as of today, I am a member of the Nimble Storage team.
This marks the end of an era – I spent quite a bit of time at NetApp: learned a lot, did a lot – by the end I had my hands in all kinds of sausage making… 🙂
I wish my friends at NetApp the best of luck for the future. The storage industry is a very tough arena, and one that will be increasingly harder and with less tolerance than ever before.
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